After the French-Indian War in 1763, Parliament sought to regain some of its losses from the colonists. Continual warfare, with Native Americans and other countries attempting to usurp British control, left the Crown £123 million in debt. The colonists engaged in warfare 50 percent of the time from 1690 to 1763. George Grenville established his taxation program to counter this growing debt and to make continual defense of the colonies feasible. The three main taxes of his program were the Revenue Act of 1764 (Sugar Act), Currency Act, and ...

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